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FEATURESFall 2007

 


The Cynical Optimist
Philippine journalist Sheila Coronel has no illusions about the fallibility of democratic institutions. But she continues to work to improve them.
by Paul Hond

 

Cover Story
In the Eye of the Storm
Lee C. Bollinger speaks with Columbia magazine about the media, the future of liberal education, and his decision to host the president of Iran.

 

Once a Soldier
Can the former child soldiers of Africa and Asia be brought back from the psychological abyss? Two Columbia researchers say it's possible.
by David J. Craig

 

The Photographs of Al Mercado
Al Mercado rescued a single book of negatives from a devastating fire in 1991. The surviving images lie at the intersection of hit-and-run street photography and serious portraiture.
by Michael B. Shavelson

 

A Pitch-Perfect Match
In a chapter from his new book on music and the brain, Oliver Sacks displays the multidisciplinary range that made him ideal as the University's first Columbia Artist.

 

Simple and Direct
As Jacques Barzun turns 100, a former student remembers the eminent Columbia historian.
by William Keylor

 
     
 

DEPARTMENTS

 
 

Letters
Letters to the editor

College Walk
Forbidden Fruit
The Road Not Taken
Baselines

Larry Levis in Provincetown

News
Ahmadinejad at Columbia: A campus view
Roar, Lion, More
All about the Hamiltons

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Newsmakers
Retired and Rehired
Pop Muses
Street Smarts
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Science, Medicine, Technology
Skeleton key
Buzz kill
Glow mouse
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My Columbia

Finals
Foundry Father